Long Live Quality Data Analysis

By now, you know that CMS has officially discontinued PQRS for 2017—and, because PTs, OTs, and SLPs aren’t eligible to participate in MIPS (PQRS’s more comprehensive replacement program) until 2019, rehab therapists aren’t required to complete this type of quality data reporting for at least the next two years. For many providers, this has been cause…

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The Constipation Connection

If there is one “pelvic health” related area that orthopedic therapists should be discussing with their patients it is the question of whether the patient is experiencing constipation. There are multiple reasons why this applies in an orthopedic setting.

First, many patients seen in an orthopedic setting are taking prescription pain medication that has constipation as a side effect. Many…

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Make #Physicaltherapy Great Again

Just kidding, #physicaltherapy is already great. However, it will remain great again if we remember the components that truly differentiate us. I would offer up, “hands on”, spend time with patients, and explain things to patients as at least 3 of those differentiators  Apparently and unfortunately, many stakeholders view us as strictly the exercise profession and that could be our…

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REALLY!?!

The longer I practice and the more I learn through reading the research about various interventions, I look at some treatments that are being delivered and say, REALLY!?! But that gets me wondering: “What treatment does my patient REALLY need?” I’m not asking what treatments have been shown in study to get people better or what treatments that I…

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Clinical Podcast: Blood Flow Restriction Therapy with Johnny Owens

Dr. John Childs and Dr. Jeff Moore have the privilege of chatting with Johnny Owens of Owens Recovery Science. Johnny spent many years working at the Center for the Intrepid, which is a facility for wounded warriors. Johnny was in charge of rehab at the Center and was able to help develop the rehab application for what is now known…

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Living Well this Holiday Season

The holidays are a joyous time often filled with excitement, fun, giving and traditions. My favorite thing over the holiday season is a day in the snow with the most important people in my life, followed by a warm beverage. Unfortunately, the joys of the holidays are also often accompanied by stresses that have the potential to derail the holiday…

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Facing Fear and Finding Safety

For far too long I have undervalued the importance of acknowledging fear in the lives of patients with pain. I have always given fear the token head nod, acknowledging its presence; but my lack of deeper understanding has caused many missed opportunities for treatment. Facing fear is to embrace fear with the intention to disrupt it. This blog considers two…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: Building Out 350 Locations with Mark Kaufman

Our guest today is Mark Kaufman, the CEO and President of Athletico Physical Therapy, which started in 1991 and now has more than 350 locations. Mark will be sharing his story on his journey in physical therapy and how he was able to build out to so many locations successfully!

One important aspect to Mark’s journey was that he…

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